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  • Budgerigar

    Budgerigar.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Ringneck

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Cape Barren Goose

    Cape Barren Goose.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Pheasant Coucal

    Pheasant Coucal.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 4
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 8
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 24
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 25
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 26
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 32
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 23
Swamp Harrier (Image ID 32481)
Swamp Harrier
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 74
Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 32474)
Bush Stone-curlew
Bill Harding
Viewed: 39
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 32478)
Yellow-throated Miner
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 45

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.